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Shared pain

Photo by Melissa Daugherty CN&R contributor Ken Smith positions himself to take photos of the charred husks of cars on the Skyway. On a dark and smoky morning in July 2018, a friend and I […]


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Squeezed out

Photo by Ken Smith Esmeralda and Michael Johnson stand outside the home they’ve rented for the last five years, and may soon be forced to vacate. Michael and Esmeralda Johnson considered themselves fortunate to have […]


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Ready to roll

Photo by Ken Smith CHAT’s Bob Trausch says the organization has several tiny homes that could be placed and made livable by early 2019. After more than five years of researching, planning and politicking, the […]


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Perilous Paradise

Photo by Ken Smith A displaced Ridge resident set up signs on the Skyway Saturday (Nov. 17) to relay a sentiment shared by many evacuees to Donald Trump’s passing motorcade. With each passing day, more […]


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The grim search

Photo by Ken Smith Butte County Sheriff-Coroner Kory Honea has the unenviable task of relating the number of deaths due to the Camp Fire each night. Each night at 6 p.m., as Cal Fire, law […]